Summer Concert Series scheduled
Guttenberg’s Summer Concert Series begins on Wednesday, July 18, with “Total Soul” performing R&B, soul, and disco. The entertainment begins at 5 p.m. with the main event taking place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. between 71st and 70th St. on Boulevard East.
The Summer Concert Series continues until Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Free help available at Dvine Konektion’s community fair
The Dvine Konektion Community Development Corporation will hold a free community fair on the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 5516 Jefferson St. in West New York. Residents of West New York, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and Guttenberg are welcome to attend the next event on July 21. Groceries and baby supplies will be distributed, and various medical screenings and other services will be offered.
Multicultural Event is July 22
North Bergen’s Grove Church will have a national heritage celebration on Sunday, July 22 at 10:45 a.m. People from the Caribbean Islands, Central and South America, Europe, Asian and African backgrounds will all join in singing Christian heritage songs from various cultures. Children’s enrichment class and activities will follow at noon with refreshments. Parents will also receive a home summer activity packet.
The church is located on 46th Street and Kennedy Blvd with air conditioning and on-site parking.
For more information go to www.grovereformedchurch.org.
Free health seminar explores weight loss options
Palisades Medical Center is offering a free health seminar for those seeking weight loss surgical options. The seminar will take place on July 26 at Palisades Medical Center at 7600 River Road, North Bergen. It will be presented in both English and Spanish.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (FASMBS). Vaimakis is a board-certified general surgeon, fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery. Dr. Vaimakis has achieved expertise in laparoscopic gastric bypass as well as the “Lap Band” with over 600 procedures performed. She is fluent in English and Spanish so she will conduct the seminar in both languages.
More than 60 percent of the U.S. population are overweight and about 30 percent classified as obese. The goal of the seminar is to draw awareness to the many Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgical Options available for people that have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through diet and exercise.
Check-in and registration will be at 6:30 p.m. with the seminar occurring from 7-9 p.m. Free admission is not the only incentive as there will be free food and refreshments provided. Parking will also be free as well as free transportation that will be available from 60th St. and Bergenline Ave. which will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Those interested can contact Nikki Mederos at (201) 854-5702.
Child advocate volunteers wanted
Are you interested in helping children in the foster care system? If so, Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.
CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the judges, and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system.
An information session will be held on Tuesday, July 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 400 of the Hudson County Administration Building located at 595 Newark Ave. in Jersey City.
Hudson County has nearly 700 children in foster care; most have been removed from their homes for abuse or neglect. For further information, call (201) 795-9855, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.
Palisades Medical Center’s Casino Night set for Aug. 23
On Aug. 23, Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen is creating an event for all municipalities in Hudson and Bergen Counties. Waterside will be transformed into a Las Vegas-style casino for Palisades Medical Center’s sixth Annual Casino Night. The event will begin with dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Gambling will take place from 7 to 10:30 p.m. which will be followed by the drawing of a Super 50-50 and other raffle prizes.
Casino Night admission is $100 per person and includes a buffet dinner (beer, wine and soda) and $150 in casino chips for guests. The guests can try to tempt lady luck at either Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em, Poker, Craps, Roulette and much more. Additional chips can also be purchased throughout the evening. Guests will be able to redeem chips at the end of the event for raffle prize tickets.
Casino Night is planned and organized by the Palisades Medical Center’s Auxiliary, a team of dedicated volunteers that work throughout the year to support the Palisades Medical Center Foundation.
For ticket/tickets or more information, please call Denise Whitley at (201) 854-5011. Those interested can also visit www.palisadesmedicalfoundation.org .
Read to Achieve program coming
Knicks Read to Achieve, a summer reading program that is presented by Kia Motors will take place at North Bergen Public Library on Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. There will be book giveaways, raffles, t-shirts and autographs. Former New York Knicks star, John Starks, will attend.
For more information go to www.powertolearn.com.
Little Miss Schuetzen Park applications available
Applications are available for the 46th annual German-American “Little Miss Schuetzen Park Beauty Pageant” to be held on the occasion of the Oktoberfest-in-August celebration. The pageant will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19. It is sponsored by the Plattaduetsch Volksfest-Vereen of New York and New Jersey (PVV). Teri Nemeth is the President of the PVV.
The requirements are girls with German or part-German extraction who are between the ages of 7 to 12. For applications call (201) 553-2689 and leave your name and a call back number. There will be seven winners for this pageant and those chosen will receive a free gown and will ride on the Little Miss Schuetzen Park float in the Steuben Parade which will be held on New York’s Fifth Avenue in September. Mrs. Katherine Solorzano and Ellen Gloistein are co-chairs and John R. Lawrora, is the senior chairperson. The affair and pageant will be held at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen. Schuetzen Park is located on 3167 Kennedy Blvd.